BAND SAW WELDER
Some posts ago I described my method of making band saw blades by silver soldering the join.
My band saw does have a German brand welder attached, but I have never been especially succesful with the results, so I have continued to silver solder, and very satisfied with those results.
But a friend asked to use the welder because that was the method which he was used to, so I watched.
In the meantime, I had used fine emery paper to clean the electrical contacts, and Colin had cut the bandsaw blade ends square, then used emery to clean up the blade ends for a distance of 25mm. Then the ends were clamped into position.
Colin made 2 blades, then I made 4-5. Very quick. Much quicker than silver soldering. Time will tell whether the joins last longer.